Jesus Marcus Garvey Christ. Is this what Western Civilization has come to? The newscaster is supposed to give the news, not be the news dammit!
Of course, there are more cynical reasons behind (ahem) this move. Already Star Jones has gotten to the bottom of this.
‘He’s a daytime talk show host and when the rating slip in daytime, the hosts tend to tell you lots of things about them.’
She went on to say that Oprah Winfrey had made announcements about her past in what Jones called a similar effort to attract viewers.
I remember Oprah said she smoked crack, Oprah said she was pregnant at 14 and considered suicide,’ Jones said. ‘There [are] times when you generate information for ratings.’
In the 1990s, Oprah admitted on her hugely successful daytime show that she had smoked crack cocaine in her 20s while interviewing recovering addicts of the drug.